N. J. G. Pounds's A History of the English Parish: The Culture of Religion PDF

By N. J. G. Pounds

ISBN-10: 0511019203

ISBN-13: 9780511019203

ISBN-10: 0521633486

ISBN-13: 9780521633482

So much writings on church heritage were involved normally with church hierarchy, and with theology, liturgy and canon legislations. This e-book appears to be like on the church ''from below,'' from the bottom stratum of its organization--the parish--in which the church development is visible because the parishioners' handiwork, and as a mirrored image of neighborhood pop culture. The e-book discusses in flip the foundation and improvement of parishes, their functionality, and the church textile that embodied the aspirations of parishioners.

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In fact, their westward progress, slow as it was, may well have extinguished whatever active practice of the Christian faith there may have been. 44 Clearly something more than a rumour had survived the invasions. A church, whether or not it was on the site of the one which today bears the dedication to St Martin, was still standing and its original purpose continued to be recognised. This is unlikely to have been an isolated survival. 45 Those built within the ramparts may only have been reusing Roman foundations and masonry, but there is always the possibility that those outside the walls may have marked the sites of Roman cemeteries or even have been the successors to cemetery chapels.

So did the invaders encounter residual groups of Christians? It is a priori likely that they did. In fact, their westward progress, slow as it was, may well have extinguished whatever active practice of the Christian faith there may have been. 44 Clearly something more than a rumour had survived the invasions. A church, whether or not it was on the site of the one which today bears the dedication to St Martin, was still standing and its original purpose continued to be recognised. This is unlikely to have been an isolated survival.

54 The church of St Mawnan (Cornw) lies within a much denuded cliff-fort, and that of St Dennis (Cornw) on a hilltop and within a probably Iron Age enclosure. 56 It cannot be assumed that in any of these instances the church actually replaced a pagan cult site. 57 In any case the archaeological evidence would suggest a long hiatus between their prehistoric and their Christian occupancy. A degree of continuity is more apparent in the conflation of pagan gods and spirits with Christian saints.  The episcopal organisation of early Anglo-Saxon England.

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